Culprits in honour killings should be dealt with sternly: Punjab and Haryana High Court

The Indian Express

Directing the trial court to decide a 2017 case of honour killing within six months, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has said such cases were increasing and the persons responsible should be dealt with sternly. The observation was made by a single bench of the High Court while dismissing the bail plea of a Hisar resident, who allegedly killed his sister for marrying a man belonging to a different caste last year. "Cases of honour killing are increasing day by day, which is a very unhealthy trend in our society. This tendency needs to be curbed. The persons indulging in honour killings need to be dealt with sternly to send a message around that people indulging in such type of crimes shall be held accountable for their such wrongful acts," Justice Harminder Singh Madaan has said in the order.